The café Erba Brusca sits on a plot of land at the city’s edge, where concrete blocks meet grassy meadows. Italian staples such as buttery white polenta and roasted speziata sausage are made with herbs and greens grown on-site. Reserve a table on the garden terrace near the vegetable beds and pond. 39/(0) 02-8738-0711. This appeared in the September, 2012 issue.